Christian healing arises as we grow closer to Jesus and experience his peace ('shalom').
In the Bible there are many examples of healing, including physical, relational and spiritual. There are also instances in the Bible and in life today, where healing does not seem to occur. We lay this suffering at the foot of the cross.
Healing in the Christian community takes many forms. Historically, our churches were heavily involved in providing medical care to our local communities; a modern version of this is the parish nursing movement. There are also opportunities to make healing a focus of our worship together.
This may occur through listening, remembering services, intercessions, ministry to people who cannot get to church as well as specific prayer with individuals, teaching, touch, anointing and Holy Communion. In these and numerous other ways, we seek to introduce or bring people closer to Jesus the healer.